White Denim, "Stiff" (Downtown). The fate of White Denim seemed uncertain when two members brought Leon Bridges to stardom and joined his band, leaving James Petralli to pursue his side project Bop English (which released an album last year). But Petralli and bassist Steve Terebecki eventually regrouped and added drummer Jeff Olson and guitarist Jonathan Horne to record a new record with producer Ethan Johns. Still an extraordinarily tight, R&B-influenced rock ensemble, the new White Denim is more a different shade than an entirely new cut of cloth. The band played a series of pre-release pop-up shows at several small local venues over the last month, but no more Austin shows are scheduled for a while as they tour the record nationally and internationally through the spring and summer. Here’s the video for the track "Holda You (I’m Psycho)":[youtube=]
Bayonne, "Primitives" (Mom+Pop). The latest electronica project of the wildly creative local musician Roger Sellers is a re-branded wider release of an album he initially issued under his own name last fall. Playing April 30 at Levitation Festival. Here’s the song "Spectrolite":[youtube=]
APRIL 1: Explosions in the Sky, "The Wilderness" (Temporary Residence), playing March 25 at Paramount Theatre.
APRIL 1: Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow, "From the Forest Came the Fire" (Modern Outsider), release show April 2 at Stateside at the Paramount.
APRIL 8: Hayes Carll, "Lovers and Leavers" (Hwy 87/Thirty Tigers), playing April 15 at Old Settler’s Music Festival.
APRIL 8: Michael Fracasso, "Here Come the Savages," release show April 9 at Strange Brew.
APRIL 8: Residual Kid, "Salsa" EP (Sire/Warner Bros.).
APRIL 15: Calliope Musicals, "Time Owes You Nothing," release show April 15 at Central Presbyterian Church.
APRIL 15: Don Leady & His Rockin’ Revue, "Poppy Toppy Gone," release show April 16 at C-Boy’s Heart & Soul, in-store April 17 at Antone’s Record Shop.
APRIL 22: Sharks in the Deep End, "Killin Machine."
APRIL 22: Ducharme-Jones, "Strangest Things" (Blissed Out), release show April 22 at One-2-One Bar.
APRIL 29: Greyhounds, "Change of Pace" (Ardent), playing March 25-26 at C-Boy’s Heart & Soul.
APRIL 29: Dave Insley, "Just the Way That I Am," release show April 23 at White Horse.
MAY 3: Jeremy Nail, "My Mountain," release show May 6 at Strange Brew.
MAY 6: A Giant Dog, "Pile" (Merge), release show May 7 at Barracuda.
MAY 13: Migrant Kids, "Primordial Soup" EP (Pure Joy).
MAY: Charlie Faye & the Fayettes, self-titled.
MAY: Cotton Mather, "Songs From the I Ching," first in a series of vinyl releases collecting 64 digital tracks.
MAY: Emily Gimble, Title TBA.
JUNE: Jack Ingram, "Midnight Motel" (Rounder).
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